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Whats a good program to take automatic snapshots for Windows ?

Asked by mirza (5042points) May 28th, 2008

I googled and heard some good stuff about TimeSnapper. But the problem is it costs $ 40 and more importantly requires me to upgrade to .net 2.0 framework which slows down my computer. I need something that will take automatic screen snapshots every minute or so. If you dont know of any automatic tool, i would also like some suggestions for some lightwieght awesome snapshot tool.

Why do I need a screen snapshot tool ? I am trying to create a video like this

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delirium's avatar


LOVE it.

xyzzy's avatar

Wink might do what you want. Completely free.

zarnold's avatar

Printkey ( is a good utility, but I don’t know for sure if you can set it to take screen shots automatically.

I’m fairly certain you can do this with FRAPS though.

jdogg's avatar

if you have a new pc it comes with a program called snipping tool. its under accessories

molave's avatar

A macro editor might be able to do this, too, by sending the right keystrokes at timed intervals. My favorite is MacroExpress, but I’m sure there are free versions at

richardhenry's avatar

If you check out the comments on the video you linked to, Chad claims he used an application called TimeSnapper. You could check that out if you’re looking for similar results.

mirza's avatar

@richard: thanks for the insight, but as i said in the ques. description it costs $ 40 and more importantly requires me to upgrade to .net 2.0 framework which slows down my computer. I ended up creating my own screenshot tool to do the trick in Visual Basic instead

richardhenry's avatar

Oh god, sorry! I read your description but didn’t take in the name of the application. Feeling stupid now. :) What was it you made, if you don’t mind me asking?

mirza's avatar

@richard: i was basically just trying to brush up my design skills. So I re-created this background image from casio’s lab site

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